Brogdale is a hamlet in Kent
Kent is a county in southeast England, and is one of the home counties. It borders East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London and has a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames Estuary. The ceremonial county boundaries of Kent include the shire county of Kent and the unitary borough of...

, England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

, located beside the M2 motorway 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Faversham
Faversham is a market town and civil parish in the Swale borough of Kent, England. The parish of Faversham grew up around an ancient sea port on Faversham Creek and was the birthplace of the explosives industry in England.-History:...

. It is one of several hamlets making up the civil parish of Ospringe
Ospringe is a village and civil parish in the English county of Kent. It has a population of 715. Located south of Faversham, Ospringe forms part of the Borough of Swale...

 and is in the Borough of Swale
Swale is a local government district with borough status in Kent, England. Its council is based in Sittingbourne. The borough is named after the narrow channel called The Swale, a channel that separates the mainland of Kent from the Isle of Sheppey, and which occupies the central part of the...


On 10 August 2003 the temperature reached 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) here, a record
UK Weather Records
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 for the United Kingdom.

Brogdale Farm is home to the National Fruit Collection, one of the largest collections of fruit trees and plants in the world. Over 2,040 varieties of apple, 502 of pear, 350 of plum, 322 of cherry and smaller collections of bush fruits, nuts and grapes are grown here in 150 acres (60.7 ha) of orchards.

Brogdale Farm has been the home of Faversham miniature railway
Faversham miniature railway
Faversham Miniature Railway is a miniature railway built to the unique gauge of 9 inches. It can be found at Brogdale Farm near Faversham, Kent. The railway is maintained and operated by a team of volunteers and opens to the public every Sunday....

since 2001.
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